Come Explore Africa!
We offer and exciting range of ‘bush and beach’ holidays, which consist of wildlife safari explorations that also include relaxation time at the beach. Zanzibar is one of the best beach destinations in Africa, an ideal place to celebrate your new life together! A romantic adventure that will truly give you a lifetime of fond memories
Frank is the person steering Africa Safari Agency ensuring that all guests are feeling at home and assuring that they have the best ever African holiday. He holds a degree in Cultural Anthropology and Tourism. Not only does he have the charm and warmth of a true African host, he also has extensive knowledge of the tourist industry. He absolutely loves his home country Tanzania and knows it as well as his own backyard. Before founding Africa Safari Agency, he served on the management team of Kikobo Lodge supervising the daily and long-term operations of the lodge. He has a vast knowledge of lodges and other types of accommodations, the national parks, safaris and climbing excursions throughout the country and deeply enjoys putting together your holiday based on your needs and desires within your budget. With Robert's passion for people and his overall experience in the tourism industry and his unique ability to work with you, rest assured that you will have the most memorable vacation ever in the company of Africa Safari Agency.
CHIEF MOUNTAIN GUIDE
Victor just absolutely love the mountains and with that he also love meeting new people. This makes him your go-to guy if you are planning to go to Mount Kilimanjaro. With 16 years of experience in the tourism industry it is hardly impossible for him to keep count of how many times he has visited the top of the highest mountain in Africa. Going for the top is truly his life mission! He has training in first aid, so you will be safe in his company going up the mountain. He also has training in wildlife management so you will enjoy his stories and explanations of the wild as wildlife conservation is very close to his heart. He will also tell you, when you meet him, that guiding has made him who is and that he has the best job in the world. Victor will ensure that you have an amazing experience conquering the highest mountain in Africa, creating unforgettable memories.
TOUR GUIDE AND DRIVER
Steward is the one that will drive you to all the amazing locations and make the road feel short with all the interesting stories he can share about Tanzania. He is extremely familiar with all the parks in northern Tanzania and know the best places to take you to experience those magic moments in the African bush. He can also tell you all about the animals as you see them whilst on a Safari trip, as he not only has grown up in that environment and has vast indigenous knowledge, he also has been trained in wildlife management and conservation. He is also trained in first aid. Steward has more than 9 years of experience in the tourism industry and this career suits him just perfect as he absolutely loves meeting new people from around the world, sharing new ideas and making friends. It is his greatest joy to see that guests are having a wonderful time in the company of Africa Safari Agency.
Nicholous is the dynamic and energetic one that will go out of his way to plan and organize the perfect holiday that you've always been dreaming about. He got his training at the Serengeti KIBO guide camps and has already 5 years of experience in organizing personalized Tanzanian holidays. He prides himself in the fact that all arrangements are always done in time with the best possible deal available. If asked why people should go with Africa Safari Agency, he will quickly tell you that it is because it's a well established agency with a team of professionals who work hard to ensure that your holiday experience will be one that always bring back a smile when you think back on it.
Africa Safari Agency
Africa Safari Agency was founded by Frank Robert fulfilling his career goal of offering a uniquely memorable vacation experience/adventure within his native country of Tanzania. Frank was born in Arusha and raised in the small towns of Moshi and Arusha. From a young age he frequently visited the major safaris destinations and climbing areas of northern Tanzania occasionally serving as a guide for vacationers. Since 2011, he has served as the General Manager for the Kiboko Lodge supervising the daily and long-term operations of the lodge, providing supervision and employment training for troubled boys in a program sponsored by the Watoto Foundation Tanzania. He also interacts with his clientele at the lodge providing input and schedules for wildlife safaris and climbing excursions for Mount Kilimanjaro and Meru. Africa Safari Agency's mission is to provide clients with the absolute best experience in wildlife safaris and/ or climbing excursions that Tanzania has to offer at an affordable price with as much comfort and safety as possible. All office personnel and guides are native to Tanzania. Africa Safari Agency is committed to offering training and living wages to all their employees and to support their local community growth and development. They are also dedicated to the protection of wildlife and the environment that is so unique to their country. We look forward to working with you and will do our best to make your visit to Tanzania the most memorable vacation of your life.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We know that treveling to Africa, especially if it is your first time you might have plenty of questions. We have tried to answer as many of them as possible.
All about Safaris (13)
Anytime is a wonderful time to be on Safari. April tends to be rainy, but for the more adventurous travelers, we can arrange a private trip for you during that time. At Africa Safari Agency we adjust our safari itineraries to take advantage of the best possible game viewing in accordance with seasonal concentrations of wildlife.
Tanzania is home to over 35 species of large mammals and has over 1,000 species of birds. On a typical safari in northern Tanzania you can expect to see elephant, zebra, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, warthog, baboon, monkeys and variety of the grazing mammals such as wildebeest, hartebeest, impala and gazelle, Most people see lion and hyena, and possibly cheetah or leopard.
In Ngorongoro Crater you may see one or more of the few remaining black rhino to be found in Tanzania, in addition to bull elephant, lion, gazelle, hyena, wildebeest, African buffalo and more. You’ll undoubtedly also see several different species of mongoose, ostrich, hyrax and other smaller animals. If you’re lucky you’ll see one or more of the smaller cats, foxes, wild dog or the more reticent antelope like lesser kudu, bushbuck, oryx or eland.
Many have heard of the Great Migration of the Serengeti, where millions of wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelle and zebra traverse the plains is search of food and water. But how many of us know the real story?
At Africa Safari Agency, we believe in setting the right expectations. There’s so much more to safari than the migration! There’s more wildlife, culture and beautiful scenery than you can imagine, and with new animal species still being discovered, who knows what exciting sightings you’ll make.
We think an informed traveler is a happy traveler, so here are some important facts about the Migration that you may want to know.
Safari dress is comfortable and casual – layers are recommended. Keep it simple and bring things you don’t mind getting dusty. After you have booked your safari, we will send you a pre-departure information booklet including a detailed packing list to help you prepare for your safari.
This is simply not true. Mother nature offers no guarantees, to anyone ever. But don’t worry! You will definitely see examples of all the animals that comprise the: great migration” including, wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle, they may not be necessarily be part of the Great Migration of the Serengeti (for example, at Ngorongoro Crater the herds are mostly non-migratory). Both the species and the numbersmay vary widely from one location to another and from one time of year to another.
Still, having said all that, it is true that on one of our safaris you may very likely to see some part of migration. You may not see that dramatic river crossing (few people ever do), but you will likely see varying sized groups of wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle as they graze, play and gather on the plains.
While we can do our best to reference historical patterns, study weather trends and stay in touch with a superior team of guides out in the bush, no one can predict with any real certainty where the great herds will be. When was the last time you were able to accurately predict the rainfall totals and regional location of rain within your own country?
Is it true that the Great Migration consists of vast herds crossing rivers, dodging crocodiles and making death-defying escapes as they flee?
Well, yes that does happen, and, yes, it is quite dramatic as what you’ve seen on the television. The reality, however, is as much about luck as it is about patience. In order to get that kind of footage, a film crew positions themselves for weeks or months in one spot, waiting patiently for these bursts of absolutely astounding activity. On safari, it is much more likely that you’ll see varying sizes of herds grazing quietly on the plains.
First of all, it’s important to understand that Serengeti National Park is the size of Connecticut, and the much larger Serengeti eco-system spans far beyond the park’s borders. It includes not only the park itself (6,00 square miles!), but Kenya’s Maasai Mara (600 square miles), parts of the neighboring Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and beyond.
Then you must consider the wildebeest. While they tend to travel in herds, they are not joined at the hip! Groups of wildebeest may range from 10 to 100 or 100,000 individuals, and these can be spread over miles and miles. Sometimes, you may see what appears to be a single-file line of wildebeest that spans the horizon.
Other times you may see clusters of smaller herds here and there. And, yes, sometimes you may even be lucky enough to see the massive herds that turn the gassy plains into a vast tapestry of ungulates.
Finally, understand that the reason the National Park is so rich with wildlife is because the land is so highly protected. Keeping as much of the landscape as possible in pristine condition means limiting the roads within the park. There are vast swaths that are –wonderfully – ONLY accessible to the wildlife.
Taking these facts into consideration, Africa Safari Agency will arrange expert guides with rugged, customized vehicles to take you as close as possible to the wildlife – with the most up to date information from the bush and without any mileage restrictions.
Our scheduled safari varies in size depending on the nature of the safari, family departures being slightly larger to accommodate for kids and grandkids. On typical sold out trip, we may use 3 or 4 customized Land Cruisers, guaranteeing everyone a window seat, and allowing for a more intimate connection with the African bush.
It’s actually a year-around phenomenon. The simple story is that these vast herds are on a continual search for food and water and spend the entire year moving in a more-or-less clockwise direction around the Serengeti eco-system.
Weather, specifically rain, is the driving force of migration, so any change in the seasonal weather patterns (more, less or no rain) has a huge impact on the location of the migration and the size of the herds.
Special dietary requirements such as vegetarian or diabetic meals can easily be arranged with advanced notice. If you are vegetarian or vegan you may wish to bring some alternative protein sources. If you have multiple food allergies, you’ll definitely want to bring along supplemental snacks. It is important we know of any possible dietary restrictions as soon as possible.
ES! Africa Safari Agency has a personal understanding and deep commitment to meeting the special needs of families. We can design a unique family safari programs to allow you and your children to experience the wonder of Africa together. Special features for children ages 7 -16 include:
You’ll have a chance to deepen your understanding of cultural diversity, discover the miracles of nature, and at the same time play, laugh, and enjoy the pleasure of one another’s company. Our trips are well suited for children 7 years and older.